Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of muscle.
They’re firm, compact tumours made up of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They may be found inside the uterus, within its wall, on its outer surface, or attached to it by a stem-like structure.
Uterine Fibroids range in size from undetectable to the eye to masses that can cause the uterus to become enlarged. They can be slow growing, quick or remain the same size. Some may go through growth spurts and some may shrink on their own. You can have one fibroid or many.
Uterine Fibroids are not correlated to an increased risk of uterine cancer and rarely develop into cancer (sarcoma).